Synopsis of Chicago Cubs 2011 MLB Draft Class

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Overall, the Chicago Cubs selected 50 players, 26 pitchers (21 righthanders and five left-handers), 10 infielders, 11 outfielders and three catchers. The Cubs drafted 29 college players and 21 high school players during the 2011 MLB Draft.

Here is a look at Chicago ’s 50 selections from the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

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2011 Chicago Baseball as Horribly Atrocious as 2011 Chicago Weather

Any time anyone from my hometown talks about how Chicago is the greatest city in the world, the first dissenting retort you’ll hear is “but what about those long, harsh, brutal winters?”

Fair point, especially since we’ve had a whooping three days of 70+ degrees in 2011. (’09 had 11 by this point, last year had 14, the average is ten), and even though it’s Cinco de Mayo, this week felt an awful lot like winter at times.

The other main negative stereotype against Chicago (surprisingly, it’s not the obesity rate, people usually save the fat jokes for Milwaukee first, and Houston second) is it’s pathetic track record in MLB history.

Prior to the 2005 World Series win by the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Cubs combined with the Sox to produce an incredible 176 seasons without a title. What follows is some numbers that redefine the ugly, the uglier and the hideous. Or as you can call it in 2011, the Cubs, the local forecast and the White Sox.

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Cubs List, Announce 21 Non-Roster MLB Spring Training Invites

The Chicago Cubs have invited 21 non-roster players to major league spring training, which begins Sunday, February 13 when pitchers and catchers are invited to report in Mesa , Ariz. Their first workout will take place on Monday, February 14. Position players report to camp Friday, February 18 with the team’s first full workout Saturday, February 19.

Today, the Cubs announced they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Braden Looper and infielder Augie Ojeda on minor league contracts with invites to major league spring training.

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